"It took a long time to write this record because we were creating something real in a time when fake, bullshit, phony music rules the airwaves," commented singer, Scott Russo. "It seems like artists have forgotten the art of creating an album. Everyone writes one good song and then fills the rest of the album with B-Sides. We spent six months just writing the music and then I spent another eight months writing lyrics. For this album we had to make sure that every song was a great song and there was zero filler."
Unwritten Law also teamed up with a few names of note on Swan. "Chicken (Ready to Go)" features guest vocals by the legendary rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, a collaboration that was hooked up by Danny Way (legendary skateboarder and co-founder of DC Shoes and Plan B Skateboards). Cisco Adler also lends a hand with writing and production on "Dark Dayz," "Nevermind," "Last Chance" and "Swan Song". What results is a blend of amazing musicianship and a new found inspiration of lyrics.. From the blazing, edgy "Starships and Apocalypse" to the inspired, Beatles-esque "Let You Go" and the obviously hip-hop tinged "Chicken (Ready to Go)," Swan shows incredible growth and proves that innovative music still exists in a time of carbon copies and fading trends.